65 Workplace Quotes On Success In Life

These workplace quotes will inspire you. Workplace, a place (such as a shop or factory) where work is done or a place where people work, such as an office or factory.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging workplace quotes, workplace sayings, and workplace proverbs.

Best Workplace Quotes

  1. “To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.” ~ Douglas Conant
  2. “There is no substitute for hard work.” ~ Thomas A. Edison
  3. “As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  5. “Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.” ~ Bette Davis

  6. “Those who have changed the universe have never done it by changing officials, but always by inspiring the people.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  7. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream; not only plan but also believe.” ~ Anatole France
  8. “Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” ~ Sam Ewing
  9. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  10. “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” ~ Jim Rohn

  11. “The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.” ~ Robert Frost
  12. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” ~ Mark Twain
  13. “Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them.” ~ Alfred North Whitehead
  14. “Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  15. “You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” ~ Steve Jobs

  16. “Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” ~ Mark Twain
  17. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
  18. “Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” ~ Steve Jobs
  19. “Education is important because, first of all, people need to know that discrimination still exists. It is still real in the workplace, and we should not take that for granted.” ~ Alexis Herman
  20. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition.” ~ Mark Twain

  21. “Life is an obstacle course. You succeed at one thing and then you move on to the next. When an obstacle is tough, you try harder. When an obstacle is insurmountable, you change course. But you never sit down and refuse to finish.” ~ Bethenny Frankel
  22. “You have to trust in something–your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.” ~ Steve Jobs
  23. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.” ~ Steve Jobs
  24. “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” ~ Arthur Ashe
  25. “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” ~ Steve Jobs

  26. “Everyone has the power to impact the outcome of his life. The way to do it is to focus on today. . . It is too late for yesterday. And you can’t depend on tomorrow.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  27. “Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose” ~ Leonardo da Vinci
  28. “The single biggest barrier to effective leadership is, in my view, the leadership industry itself. Instead of telling people the skills and behaviors they need to be effective in getting things done, we tell them almost the opposite – blandishments about how we wish people would be, and how we wish workplaces were. That information is worse than useless as, to the extent, people believe it, they often wind up losing their jobs.” ~ Jeffrey Pfeffer
  29. “You cannot mandate productivity, you must provide the tools to let people become their best.” ~ Steve Jobs
  30. “The more you think, the more time you have.” ~ Henry Ford

  31. “We cannot ensure that women will be free of discrimination in the workplace and everywhere as long as women are not universally defended under our Constitution. As it stands now, the equal rights of women are subject to interpretation of law. That is a risk our mothers, sisters and daughters cannot afford.” ~ Carolyn Maloney
  32. “Humor can make a serious difference. In the workplace, at home, in all areas of life – looking for a reason to laugh is necessary. A sense of humor helps us to get through the dull times, cope with the difficult times, enjoy the good times and manage the scary times.” ~ Steve Goodier
  33. “And that’s actually the brunt of what we do is, people going straight from their workplace, straight from home, straight into the classroom and working directly with the students. So then we’re able to work with thousands and thousands more students.” ~ Dave Eggers
  34. “Workplace culture within which personal growth and professional development are most likely to thrive is basically, an environment that gives people the chance or even pushes them to try new activities and take on new challenges that build on the skills and experiences they have.” ~ Joseph Badaracco
  35. “The main way to reduce stress in the workplace is by picking the right people.” ~ Jesse Schell

  36. “It is my belief that there is a greater understanding than ever that women need to be equal participants in our homes, in our societies, in our governments, and in our workplaces.” ~ Emma Watson
  37. “I believed that we would all come to better decisions and we would create more humane and ultimately more livable and more sustainably productive workplaces if we knew how to speak to each other about difficult issues and if we were more able to listen to and learn from diverse points of view.” ~ Mary C. Gentile
  38. “I’m a big proponent of young women dressing appropriately in the workplace to get ahead. We need to demand respect as women, and part of that involves how we present ourselves.” ~ Rachel Roy , Workplace quotes about respect
  39. “When we spoke about workplaces in 1972 we mainly were referring to old-line manufacturing firms, on the one hand, and Main St. shops and restaurants, on the other. Both of those categories are now insignificant in terms of employment. Today, the economy is dominated by the rapidly growing Low-Cost Operators – national discount and mall chain stores, fast-food franchises and supermarkets – which offer employees low salaries, few benefits, and little training.” ~ James O’Toole , Workplace quotes for employees
  40. “Value-based leaders believe in democratic workplaces in which employees participate in decisions.” ~ James O’Toole

  41. “Temporarily in 1934 I became a department head in the German Labor Front and dealt with the improvement of labor conditions in German factories. Then I was in charge of public works on the staff of Hess. I gave up both these activities in 1941.” ~ Albert Speer
  42. “These children should be enrolled in Independent Living programs designed by state and local governments to prepare them to enter the workplace, or attend college, and successfully manage their lives.” ~ Charles Bass
  43. “Decrements in attention and concentration, being able to learn more efficiently, that’s just not as good. Also, there are motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, we see that a lot.” ~ Shelby Harris
  44. “In the end, the aggressors always destroy themselves, making way for others who know how to cooperate and get along. Life is much less a competitive struggle for survival than a triumph of cooperation and creativity.” ~ Fritjof Capra
  45. “Play with your physical workplace in a way that sends positive “body language” to employees and visitors.” ~ Tom Kelley

  46. “You’re right to want to minimize your compulsive physical behavior in the workplace before it bothers your co-workers, but I hope very much you can also give yourself credit for the work you’re already doing.” ~ Mallory Ortberg
  47. “If you haven’t noticed yet, working sucks. Unless you are a racecar driver or an astronaut or Beyonce, working is completely and utterly devoid of awesome. It is hard, it lasts all day, the lighting is generally fluorescent, and, apparently, drinking at your desk is frowned upon. If you ever needed to ruin someone’s fun, I mean really poop a party, just move things to the workplace. Fun terminated.” ~ Aisha Tyler
  48. “The rules of workplace democracy are founded in solidarity and mutual trust. They are at the core of a historic process which promises to introduce a new economy, and thereby a new society, after capitalism.” ~ Seymour Melman
  49. “A balance is necessary in life. To achieve this we must move away from broad definitions of workplaces as functional and households as emotional. Similarly, home, the haven in a heartless world, as defined by men, cannot be used by them as an antidote to the workplace’s discomforts and demands, if this means having the wife as a servicer.” ~ Eva Cox
  50. “The truth is women in the workplace don’t have to fight nearly as hard for opportunities, or to dispel stereotypes, as they did before.” ~ Suze Orman

  51. “When I started, the press credentials said ‘No women or children in the press box,’ … There are a lot of things in the workplace that you can attempt to hide, and I could not hide the fact that I was a woman. I was always the only woman in the press box, and they didn’t even have ladies’ rooms.” ~ Lesley Visser
  52. “A successful society is characterized by a rising living standard for its population, increasing investment in factories and basic infrastructure, and the generation of additional surplus, which is invested in generating new discoveries in science and technology.” ~ Robert Trout
  53. “The workplace has become a psychological battlefield and the millennials have the upper hand, because they are tech-savvy, with every gadget imaginable almost becoming an extension of their bodies. They multitask, talk, walk, listen and type, and text. And their priorities are simple: they come first.” ~ Morley Safer
  54. “Let gratitude for the past inspire us with trust for the future.” ~ Francois Fenelon
  55. “The world of employer and employee, like that of master and slave, debases both.” ~ Edward Abbey

  56. “They have eliminated rigidity, both physical and psychological, in order to support more fluid processes whereby temporary teams are created to deal with specific and ever-changing needs. They have simplified roles into minimal categories; they have knocked down walls and created workplaces where people, ideas, and information circulate freely.” ~ Margaret J. Wheatley , Workplace quotes teamwork
  57. “Lives with no more sense of spiritual meaning than that provided by shopping malls, ordinary television, and stagnant workplaces are barren lives indeed. Spirituality enriches culture.” ~ Marianne Williamson
  58. “It is long past time to eliminate bigotry in the workplace and to ensure equal opportunity for all Americans. It is time to make clear that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans are first-class citizens. They are full and welcome members of our American family and they deserve the same civil rights protections as all other Americans. It is time for us to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Such discrimination is wrong and should not be tolerated.” ~ Tom Harkin
  59. “To earlier feminists who had fought for the vote and for fair treatment in the workplace, it had seemed obvious that the ready availability of abortion would facilitate the sexual exploitation of women.” ~ Mary Ann Glendon
  60. “The factories were heavily bombed, but practically the construction work had been redone very quickly.” ~ Gianni Agnelli

  61. “Focus on a few key objectives … I only have three things to do. I have to choose the right people, allocate the right number of dollars, and transmit ideas from one division to another with the speed of light. So I’m really in the business of being the gatekeeper and the transmitter of ideas.” ~ Jack Welch
  62. “The more we run from conflict, the more it masters us; the more we try to avoid it, the more it controls us; the less we fear conflict, the less it confuses us; the less we deny our differences, the less they divide us.” ~ David W Augsburger
  63. “Men in particular need to speak more about their personal reasons for wanting diversity in the workplace.” ~ Jane Silber

  64. “Ever so subtly, without even alluding to the last obstacles preserved by earlier opinions that we now push out of our path, we effectively replace the goal of a discrimination-free society with the quite incompatible goal of proportionate representation by race and by sex in the workplace.” ~ Antonin Scalia
  65. “If you take all the factories in the world today, they could make all the parts necessary to build more factories like themselves. So, in a sense, we have a self-replicating industrial system today, but it would take a tremendous effort to copy what we already have.” ~ K. Eric Drexler

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